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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the word "perish" mean in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) To die.
(b) To expel.
(c) To distinguish.
(d) To enliven.

2. What word in "My Dungeon Shook" does the author define as meaning "that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it"?
(a) Atonement.
(b) Revenge.
(c) Compulsion.
(d) Integration.

3. How does the author describe his father's life in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Ambitious.
(b) Bombastic.
(c) Terrible.
(d) Impressive.

4. What does the word "impertinent" mean in the context of "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Uncomfortable or wary.
(b) Disrespectful or rude.
(c) Inexcusable.
(d) Plausible.

5. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to desire and determination to achieve success?
(a) Exultation.
(b) Ambition.
(c) Cultivation.
(d) Deterioration.

6. What does the author describe his ancestors picking in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Tomatoes.
(b) Oranges.
(c) Cotton.
(d) Apples.

7. The author claims in "My Dungeon Shook" that "the danger, in the minds of most white Americans, is" what?
(a) "The loss of identity."
(b) "The loss of faith."
(c) "The loss of money."
(d) "The loss of power."

8. About how many years ago does the author describe the letter recipient being born in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 20 years ago.
(b) 16 years ago.
(c) 10 years ago.
(d) 14 years ago.

9. How many times does the author say he has begun his letter and torn it up in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 5 times.
(b) 4 times.
(c) 3 times.
(d) 2 times.

10. For what work is Homer most known?
(a) The Poet's Destiny.
(b) Julius Caesar.
(c) The Cave.
(d) The Odyssey.

11. What did the Emancipation Proclamation proclaim?
(a) The freedom of slaves.
(b) The right for women to vote.
(c) The right for blacks to vote.
(d) The end of segregation.

12. The author writes to the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "You come from a long line of" what?
(a) "Carpenters."
(b) "Poets."
(c) "Slaves."
(d) "Teachers."

13. The author says of one of his ancestors in "My Dungeon Shook," "One of them said, the very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and" what?
(a) "I was engulfed."
(b) "My chains fell off."
(c) "I was given faith."
(d) "I suddenly saw the light."

14. How does the author describe himself as a baby in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) He was a temperamental baby.
(b) He was an angry baby.
(c) He was a small baby.
(d) He was a big baby.

15. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means to display something?
(a) Inhibit.
(b) Interrogate.
(c) Delineate.
(d) Exhibit.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means great in importance, extent, or size?

2. When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?

3. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "You were born where you were born, and faced the future that you faced because" of what?

4. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?

5. How does the author conclude his letter in "My Dungeon Shook"?

(see the answer keys)

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